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1_VEX BATTLE: Los Angeles "Spin Up" (MS only)

Event Code
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
Spots Open
Event Region
California - Region 4
Max Registrations per Organization
Early-Bird Registration Opens
19-Dec-2022 12:00 EST
Standard Registration Opens
31-Dec-2022 12:00 EST
Registration Deadline
30-Jan-2023 13:19 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Irving STEAM Magnet is delighted to host the 2023 1.2_VEX Battle: Los Angeles,  a VEX Spin Up Tournament. The event will be open to 24 middle schools. Winning specific awards at this event will qualify teams to attend the California State Championship. This event will be limited to 4 teams per school. Once the event is full, a waiting list will be created for teams who were unable to register. This waiting list will also be available, precedence will be given to schools/organizations who are not yet registered. If you have any questions, please feel free to email the Event Partner, Herbert Valdez, email:

On-site parking is free.

Registration will be at 8:00 am, sharp.

Teams must be checked in 45 minutes prior to the start of the qualification matches so that the match schedule may be printed. Teams must contact the event partner if they are running late or they will be removed from the team list for the event.

Teams must be paid two weeks prior to the event. Teams not paid at this time may be dropped at the event partner's discretion to allow teams in from the wait list.


Grade Level: Middle School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: Remote Engineering Notebooks

Eligible Teams:

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Grade Level: Middle School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Eligible Teams:

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 11-Feb-2023

3010 Estara Ave
3010 Estara Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90065
United States

Contact Information

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7:00 am Doors open for volunteers
8:00 am Registration and doors open for teams
8:15 am Inspection begins
9:00 am Opening ceremonies, 
9:15 am Drivers meeting
9:30 am Qualifying matches begin
12:00 pm Lunch
12:45 pm Qualification matches continue

2:30 pm Alliance selection
2:50 pm Elimination matches begin and Skills events close
4:30 pm Awards ceremony
5:00 pm Competition event closes


Volunteers are appreciated. If you or if you have a group that wishes to volunteer, contact Herbert Valdez, email:

Volunteer Roles Avaliable

  • Field Reset (great for those younger sibilings that came to watch the event)
  • Inspector
  • Judge
  • Queuing
  • Referee

To learn more about these roles please visit the RECF Volunteer Roles Overview Guide

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In the case of bad weather conditions or possible cancellations, please visit the event on where updates about the event status will be posted as needed.  Please make sure your team contact information is up to date in in the event we need to contact your team. 

Refund and Payment Policies

Event payments are expected when you register for this event and must be completed a minimum of two weeks prior to the event date.  Unpaid teams will be removed from the event, allowing space for teams on the wait list.  Due to the financial commitment on the part of the event venue, no refunds will be possible. Thank you for your understanding. It is essential that all teams check in before 8:00 am. 

Health and Safety Policies

As we are in the midst of the pandemic, following precautions will be implemented to minimize the risk.

1) It is mandatory to wear a face mask to participate in this Tournament. 

Date: 11-Feb-2023
3010 Estara Ave
3010 Estara Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90065
United States

Travel Info

Irving STEAM Magnet

3010 Estara Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90065

Judging Format


  •  Digital Engineering Notebook Submissions / In Person Team Interviews: Team interviews will be conducted in-person at the event. Engineering notebooks will be submitted digitally for evaluation  via a link found within the "My Account" panel of the team contact on RobotEvents. A submission deadline that may be scheduled ahead of the event date.